Digital Strategy

The College has a collaborative and sustainable approach to its digital activity, focusing on producing wide-ranging and lasting impact and value in its research. We use advanced digital methods to both inform and disseminate traditional research and teaching, enabling new questions to be asked and increasingly large bodies of data to be analysed, opening up new ways of exploring and interpreting our culture and heritage.

Our emphasis on working within the creative industries stems from the legacy of the REACT hub, and our strong links with local, national and international heritage organisations provide a direct route for making our research accessible and relevant to communities beyond academia.

We employ Open Source and Open Access principles wherever possible, enabling others to build upon our research through our commitment to making resources and data permanently accessible and reusable.

Digital Humanities Lab Mission Statement

The University of Exeter’s Digital Humanities Lab is a network of staff, students and external partners dedicated to critically and creatively enhancing humanities research and teaching through digital methods. Our approach combines both practical and theoretical approaches, with a focus on innovation at the heart of both. We believe the Digital Humanities to be an inherently interdisciplinary, collaborative field, that depends on a working environment that is diverse, inclusive, and self-reflective. The scope of Digital Humanities is far broader than any one institution can encompass, and we therefore specialise in a range of topics that specifically relate to the University’s research strengths as they evolve. While they remain our principal focus, we welcome and support all forms of Digital Humanities activity within the University. Our core areas of expertise are:

  • Geospatial technologies
  • 2D & 3D imaging
  • Text editing & encoding
  • Digital archives and data management